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UNversiti| OF MarjiLaNd 
Traveler's MaNuai 

Orientation Office 

0134 Holzapfel HaU 

CoUege Park, MD 20742 

Phone: (301) 314-8217 

Fax: (301) 314-1063 



J M T^^ Lniversin- of .Maryland is an equal oppommin- insritunon vnth respeo to ijoth educanon and 

^^^^ ^^^» emplomcnt. The L'niversity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, naoonal ongin. sex, age, or 
^f handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment m its programs and acmnnes as required by 

federal law (Tide M, Tide IX, Section 504) and sute regulations. 
Inquiries r^arding compliance widi Tide W of die Cinl Rights .Act of 19H as amended. Tide IX of die 1972 Educanonal .Amendments, Section 

504 of die Rehabilitation .Act of I9"3, or related legal requirements should be direaed to: 
Director, Office of Human Relations, 110" Hombake Librar); Lm^etsity of .\lanland. College Park, N[D 20"42, 301-405-2838, TTY: 301-314-9993 

Inquiries concerning the applicaDon of Secnon 504 and Pan 34 of die C.F.R. to die Lniversm- of .Maryland CoUege Park mav be direaed to: 
Director, Disabiht>- Support Services, 0126 Shoemaker Hall, L'niversiti- of Maryland, College Park, MD 20"42, 301-314-^682, TH": 301-314-"683 

Produced by 
the Orientation Office, Universit}- of Maryland 
Edited by Thomson Ling and Emilv Malarkey 

Copyright 2000 University- of Maryland, College Park 
All rights reserved. 

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Welcome to the University of Maryland. You are at the beginning a challenging 
and wonderful educational experience and the staff of the Orientation Office is 
here to assist you through your transition to the University. 

We hope that the information that you find in this student handbook will be a 
helpful starting point as you search for resources and make connections within 
the college community. 

Travel is just one of the themes woven throughout this handbook. We. in the 
Orientation Office, want to be among the first people to share our best wishes as 
you start "going places" and we are here to support you along the way. 


The Entire 2001 University of Maryland Orientation Staff 


Table of Contents 

Introduction 2 

Orientation Welcome 2 

Important University of Maryland Contacts 4 

/Academics 101 5 

College Contacts 6 

Academic Advising 7 

Division of Letters and Sciences 7 


Registration 9 

Financial Information 12 

Summary of Universit)' Policies and Procedures 14 

Academic Supports 17 

Academic Achievement Programs 18 

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education 18 

Learning Assistance Service 19 

Libraries 20 

Computing on Campus 21 

Career Center 22 

Study Abroad 24 

Counseling Center 24 

Campus Essentials 25 

Safety and Security' 26 

Universit}' Health Center 28 

Peer Counseling 29 

Resident Life 30 

Commuter Affairs 31 

Parking on Campus 32 

ShuttleUM 33 

Campu? Recreation Services 35 

Dining Services 36 

Terrapin Express 37 

Stamp Student Union 38 

Media Services 40 

Campus Mail 41 

Setting Involved 42 

Community Service 43 

Student Government 43 

Student Entertainment Events 44 

Theatre 44 

Greek Life 45 

Office of Campus Programs 45 

Athletics at Maryland 46 

S.H.OAV. 47 

WMUC Radio 47 

ReUgious Centers 48 

College Park and Beyond 49 

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Important University of Maryland Contacts 

(icncral L'nivcrsitv Intormation 

Academic Achievement Programs 

Agriciilrure and Natural Resources, ("ollege of 

Architecture, (College ot 

Arts and Humanities, (College of 


Behavioral and Social Sciences, (College ot 

Bursar (universit)' billing) 

Business, Robert H Smith School of 

(Campus Parking, Department of 

Campus Recreation Services 

Career Center 


College Park Scholars 

Community Service Programs 

Commuter Affairs and Communit\- Service 

Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, College of 

Counseling Center 

Diamondback, The (campus daily newspaper) 

Dming Services 

Education, CoUege of 

Engineering, A. fames Clark School of 

Financial Aid, Student 

1 lealth and Human Performance, College of 

Information Technology, Office ot 

lournalism, Conege of 

ludicial Programs, Office of 

Learning Assistance Service 

Letters and Sciences, Division of 


Librarv and Information Services, College of 

Life Sciences, College of 

Multi Ethnic Student Education, Office of 

N\-umburu Cultural (Center 

Orientation Office 

Parent and Family Affairs 


Public Affairs, College of 

Registrar, Office of the 

Residency Classification Office 

Resident Life, Department of 


Stamp Student Union and Campus Programs 

Student x^crivities (Office of Campus Programs) . 

Universit\- Honors Program .\il 

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It" you havf an academic t|ii(.sti(in, each ot the colleges has an advising otfice that can answer 
c|uestions and int]uiries about the majors specific to that college. Advising office contact 
information is listetl below: 



1224 Symons Hall 
(301) 405-7761 


1214 Archiieciure Ikiilding 
(301) 405-6284 


112U 1-rancis Scott Key Hall 
(301) 405-2108 


2148 Tydings Hall 
(301) 405-1697 


131J8 \an Munching Hall 
(301) 405-2189 


340(1 AA'. Williams Building 
(301) 405-2677 

1210 Ben|amin Building 
(301) 405-2364 


1124 hngineering Classroom Building 
(301) 405-3855 


311UD Health and Human Performance 


(301) 405-2438 


1 116 Journalism Building 
(301) 405-2399 


1224 Symons Hall 
(301) 405-2080 


1117 Hornbake Library, South Wing 
(301) 314-8418 

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Academic advisin9 is a service pro 

vided to students at the Universit}' of Mary- 
land. Advisors can assist students with selec- 
tion of courses, determining a major, and help 
to ensure efficient progress toward their degree. 

Academic advisors are available for all students 
in each of the 12 colleges. If \'ou have decided 
on a major, you can look in the Schedule of 
Classes to find the names of major advisors. 
You can also go directiy to the office of your 
department. If you are undecided about a ma- 
jor, you should see an advisor in the Division 
of Letters and Sciences. 

It is recommended that you see an advisor at 
least once a semester to choose courses, check 
requirements, and make sure you are on the 
right track. However, you should not limit 
your visits to registration times. Advisors also 
provide information about academic matters, 
career choices, the job market, internships, and 
other academic opportunities. 

To make the most of your 

advising, ask your advisors the 

following questions: 

^X''hat CORPL or USP requirements do I 
need to fulfill? 

What requirements do my transfer cred- 
its fill? 

Is there a language requirement in my ma- 

What is my math requirement? 

Wlien will I graduate? 

How do I register for next semester? 

^\re aU of my classes open? 

Can I waitlist a course? 

XX'Tiat are some alternate courses I should 
consider in case my courses are fuUf 

What about an internship or co-op? 

What about taking classes at another 

The Division of Letters and 

Sciences was created in order to provide 
students with the ability to explore the aca- 
deinic world around them. It is not a degree 
granting college, but rather a di\ision that seeks 
to adequately advise smdents who are still un- 
sure of the academic and career path they wish 
to follow Smdents in Letters and Sciences re- 
ceive extensive ad\'ising and career-path explo- 
ration that helps them make informed and 
well-thought-out decisions. 

Law/Health Professions Advising Of- 
fice, directed under the Division ot Letters 
and Sciences, advises those smdents who wish 
to enter Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Physical 
Therapy, Nursing, or Law professions. Al- 
though these are not defined majors at UMCP, 
tiiere are specific courses students should take 
in order to qualify' for adirussion to professional 
schools in these areas. 

Approximately 50 students have decided to 
declare themselves Individual Studies sm 

dents. These smdents have chosen not to fol- 
low a formal major program designed by the 
L'niversir\' but instead, choose to create their 
own unique academic program. Essential!}', 
they create their own "major" and curriculum. 
Students must draft a proposal, secure a fac- 
ult\' sponsor, and make a presentation before 
a committee before their plans are approved. 

Fun Fact: 

Airplanes, submarines, the 

Ford Taurus, and parts of 
the America 3 yacht were 

tested in the Glenn L. 

Martin Wind Tunnel on 



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The CORE Liberal Arts and 
Sciences Program ^ dcsgncci t.. 

give all students a firm foundation in general 
education courses. CORE courses must be 
completed in addition to major and depart- 
mental retjuirements, but most of the CORE 
courses also apply towards a major program as 
well. CORE classes mav not be taken on a 
PASS/FAIL basis. 

I'lease note: Students who entered UMCP be- 
fore Mav 1990 with 9 credits or above (no 
matter where they completed the credits) can 
complete either the CORE program OR the 
earlier general education program, otherwise 
known as University Studies Program (USP). 
Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more 

I. Fundamental Studies (three courses) 

A. Intro to Writing: One ENGLlOl (ENGL 
Kll, lOlA, lolll, or lOlX) must be taken 
within the first 60 credits. Exemptions from 
this requirement are made for students whose 
SAT Verbal score is 670+, or who received a 4 
or 5 on the AP English Language and Com- 
position test. 

B. Mathematics: One MATH course must be 
attempted within the first 30 credits and com- 
pleted within the first 60 credits. Classes that 
satisfy this requirement are MATHllO, 113, 
115, or any 100 or 200 level MATH or STAT 
course except NLATH 210 and 21L Exemp- 
tions from this requirement are made for stu- 
dents whose SAT math score is 600+, or who 
received a 3 or above on the C^ialculus AB or 
BC test. 

C. Professional Writing: One "junior En- 
glish" course must be taken after the comple- 
tion of 56 credits. Students may choose from 
a list of 300-level ENGL courses. Exemptions 
from this requirement are made for students 
who merited an A in ENGLlOl, except for 
Engineering students. 

II. Distributive Studies (nine courses) 

A. Three courses in I lumanities and the Arts 

1. HL: One Literature course 

2. li A: One History or Theory of 

the Arts course 

3. One additional HL or HA, or an 

HO (Humanities "other") course 

B. Three courses in Math and Science, one 

of which MUST be a laboratory course 

1. PS: Up to two Physical Science 


2. LS: Up to two Life Science courses 

3. MS: Up to one course from the 

Math/Formal Reasoning List 

C. Three courses in Social Science and 


1. SH: One Social or Political His- 

tory course 

2. SB: Two Behavioral and Social Sci- 

ence courses 

III. Human Cultural Diversity (one 

Diversit)' courses focus on the history, status, 
treatment, or accomplishments of women, mi- 
nority groups and subcultures, non-western 
cultures, or concepts and implications of di- 
versity-. Some Diversity' courses may also sat- 
isfy Distributive or Advanced Studies require- 

IV. Advanced Studies (two courses) 

Two courses outside the major requirements 
must be completed after the first 56 credits. 
These courses must be of the 300 or 400- level 
and may NOT include professional writing 
courses, courses used to satisfy Distributive 
Studies requirements, internships, practica, or 
other experiential learning courses. 

CORE Planning and Implementation 

2130 Mitchell Building 

(301) 405-9359 


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S steps to registration: 

1. You will receive a postcard mid-semester that 
will provide you with the date and time of your 
registration. Registration "appointments" are 
based on credit-level. In addition, the post- 
card will direct you to your college/depart- 
ment for further registration information. 

2. Students should make advising appoint- 
ments at least two weeks prior to your regis- 
tration date. Also, any registration blocks (ad- 
vising, financial, immunization, etc.) must be 
taken care of before you register. 

3. Begin using the Schedule of Classes (available 
in print or on Testudo) to select the classes for 
which you want to register, including alternates 
should the course be full on the date of your 
registration. It may be helpful to use VENUS 
course scheduler and the SEATS website to 
obtain the most up-to-date course information. 
These services are both available on the 
Testudo Website. 

Before you register for a class, 
find out a little bit about each 
professor... How much you like a 
class depends a lot on who your 
professor is." 

James Pineno, Freshman Biology Major 

4. If necessary, you should go to the appropri- 
ate departments to obtain special permission 
for any class requiring it. 

5. Register! There are three registration 

1. Online at ivww. testudo. 

2. On the phone through the Mary- 
land Automated Registration System 
(MARS) - (301) 403-0500 

3. In-person through the Office of 
the Registrar in the Mitchell Build- 

6. If you placed your name on the waitlist for 
a course, you must plan on "checking-in" to 
the waitUst everyday beginning with the first 
day of the next semester. 

To cancel your registration if you decide 

not to attend the University, contact the Of- 
fice of the Registrar (information below). The 
deadline to cancel registration is by August 28, 
2001 . Please note that this date is before classes 
begin. Failure to cancel before this date will 
result in financial obligation to the Universit}- 
even if you do not attend any classes. Also, 
please note that cancellation of Dining and 
Residence Hall contracts is a separate process. 
See the sections on Dining Services and Resi- 
dent Life to obtain contact information. 

Office of the Registrar 

Mitchell Building, I'irst Floor 

(301) 314-8240 

(301) 403-0500 MARS 



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Grade Point Average 

Id calcuLiic \i)ur (il'A tor one semester, use the 

tollowiiin nietlioil: 

Each grade is assigned a number: 

A=4, B=3, C = 2, D=l, F=0. 

1 . Multiply the grade you received in the class 
times the number of credits the class is 
worth. This total is called your "Qualit}' 
Points" tor the course. 

2. Add the Quality Points of all your courses 
for the semester. 

3. Divide vour Tcjtal Quality Points bv the to 
tal number of credits you took that semes- 

4. The answer is your CiPA for the semester. 

To calculate your cumulative GPA, keep a run- 
ning total of your Total Qualit)^ Points for every 
semester and divide this number by the total 
number of credits you have attempted. 

Minimum and Maximum Numbers of Cred- 

You must register for 12 credits to be considered 
full-time. Students enrolled in less than 12 cred- 
its may run the risk of losing scholarships or 
loans. If you wish to register for over 19 credits, 
you must have the permission of the Dean of 
your college. 

Changing Your Schedule 

'"I'ou can drop and add courses or change sections 
during the first 1 days of each semester without 
penalty. After this "Schedule Adjustment Pe- 
riod," you will receive a "W" (meaning that you 
"withdrew") on your transcript for any course 
you drop. You may only drop up to four credits 
after the Schedule Adjustment Period. The last 
day to withdrawal from a class is during the lO* 
week of the semester: see the Schedule of Classes 
for the specific date. 

Transfer Credit Acceptance 

The University will not accept transfer credits 
from a course in which you earned less than a C, 
unless the course was taken in 
a Maryland public institution. .• 

in this case, a D can be considered 

tor transfer. 

The University will not accept more than 6<i 

transfer credits from a 2-year college and no 

more than 90 credits from a 4-year college. A 

student's last 30 credits must be taken at 


Grading Options and Other Symbols 

Regular (R): A, B, C, D, and 1- 
Pass/Fail (P/F): Students may not take P/F 
classes until earning 30 credits. No more than 
12 total credits may be taken P/F. AO univer- 
sity, college, or major requirements must be 
taken for a grade. 

Audit (A): Students do not receive a grade or 
credit, but arc allowed to sit in on the class. 
Satisfactory/ Fail: See P/F; for internships 
Withdraw (W) 
Incomplete (I) 
No Grade Reported (NGR) 

Grade Reports 

Grade information is available on Testudf) and 
MARS through the Grade Inquiry menu. 
Grades are mailed by request only. 

Appealing a Grade 

If you feel your instructor has given an unfair 
grade, discuss the matter with him or her in- 
formally to try to resolve the problem. If you 
are unsuccessful, ask to meet with the depart- 
mental representative responsible for grading 

"College is about much more than 
just grades. It's about finding 
yourself. Although staying 
focused on schoolwork is the key 
to surviving, you need to do 
activities that will help you 
discover who you are." 

Ann Planeta, Sophomore Zoology Major 

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College/Major Changes 

Majors can be changed at the college advising 
office of your desired major. If you are plan- 
ning to change \'our major, you should contact 
an academic advisor for assistance. If you wish 
to enter a Limited Enrollment Program, you 
should inquire at the Advising Office of that 

Undergraduate Classification System 

Freshman: 1-27 credit hours 
Sophomore: 28-55 credit hours 
Junior: 56-85 credit hours 
Senior: 86+ credit hours 

Course Numbering System 

Undergraduate students are eligible to register 
for courses numbered 000-499 depending on the 
level of credits earned. Check course lisdngs 
and the Undergraduate Catalog for specific 
course requirements and restrictions. 
000-099: Non-credit courses 
100-199: Primarily introductory courses 
200-299: Primarily sophomore courses 
300-399: Primarily junior courses 
400-499: Primarily senior courses 
500-899: Graduate-level courses (by special per- 
mission onl}') 


A waitlist is a List of students who are waiting 
to get into a closed course should a seat open. 
Students on the waitlist will get into the course 
in numerical order as space becomes available 
in the class. Students must have met any con- 
ditions for remaining on the waitlist, including 
"checking in" on Testudo or MARS everyday. 

Diploma Application 

You must apply for your degree by the end of 
the first lOdays of classes the semester in which 
you expect to complete your degree require- 
ments. Diploma applications can be processed 
through Testudo, MARS, or by completing a 
graduation application at the Office of the Reg- 


Official transcripts can be requested for mail- 
ing on Testudo or acquired on the spot at the 
Office of the Registrar. A valid photo ID is 
required. Transcript requests cannot be pro- 
cessed if a debt is owed. Unofficial transcripts 
can be viewed via Tesmdo or printed using one 
of the MARS kiosks. 

Identification System 

The University identification system is a photo 
identification card. This card may be used to 
checkout library materials, gain admission to 
most events on campus, and to board the 
Shuttie-UM. The photo card is also used for 
on-campus dining and for a campus declining 
balance program called Terrapin Express. You 
are issued a free photo ID card when you first 
enroll and will continue to use that card dur- 
ing your entire enrollment. The replacement 
fee for a lost or damaged card is $20. This fee is 
waived if you trade in your original damaged 


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Financial Information 

When will I receive a bill? 

If vou attend an orientation session and register 
prior to July 7, 2001, you should receive a com- 
bination bill/schedule in late July. Those stu- 
dents who attend an orientation session and 
register after julv 7, 2001 should receive a com- 
bination bill/ schedule in early August. Those 
students who are billed for campus housing and 
a meal plan may receive an initial combination 
bill/schedule for these charges and a subsequent 
bill for tuition. 

When is payment of the bill due? 

Payment of tuition, fees, room, board and all 
associated fees is due according to the following 

August 3, 2001 - If you register prior to 
July 7, 2001 

August 31, 2001 - If you register beuveen 
July 8 and August 3, 2001 

September 10, 2001 - If you register 

after August 3, 2001 

Payment is due to the Universit)- by the above 
deadlines regardless of whether or not you re- 
ceive a bill. Checks should be made pavable to 
the Universit}- of Maryland and should include 
your student identification number on the front. 
We also accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover. 
Payment can be made by credit card by maU, in 
person at the Cashier's Office in room 1115 of 
the Lee Building or by calling the AL4RS (Mary- 
land Automated Registration System) line at 
(301) 403-0500. 

What types of charges might I expect 
to see on my bill? 

There are a variet)' of charges that may appear 
on your billing statement in addition to tuition, 
mandator}' fees, special course fees, room, and 
board. Some of those fees include a charge for a 
parking permit, orientation, using the health 
center, librar}- fines and delinquent parking tick- 

What should I do if I don't 
receive a bill? 

In addition to the initial combination bill/ 
schedule, monthly billing statements for out- 
standing charges on your account are mailed 
to your permanent home address and due by 
the stated due date. The University cannot 
assume responsibilit)' for the deliver)- of these 
statements and holds that it is your responsi- 
bilit)- to pay account charges by the due date 
to avoid additional charges and/or penalties. 
You may obtain your balance by logging on to You may also obtain a 
print out or ask questions about your student 
account by visiting the Financial Service Cen- 

How do I change my address? 

Since a great deal of university communica- 
tion is sent through the mail and e-mail, it is 
imperative that you maintain an up-to-date ad- 
dress and email address. You can update your 
addresses on-line with the Registrar's Office 
by using Testudo. You can also update your 
addresses in-person at the Registrar's Office lo- 
cated in the Mitchell Building. 

What do I do if I decide not to attend 

In the unfortunate instance that you decide not 
to attend Maryland, vou must notify the Of- 
fice of the Registrar in writing prior to the 
first day of classes to avoid any financial ob- 
ligation to the university. If you have signed 
a contract with the Department of Resident 
Life for an on-campus room, you must notif)- 
this office separately. Cancellation of a room 
contract at anytime may result in a penalty. 
Please contact the Department of Resident Life 
directly for more information at (301) 314- 
5906. Failure to attend or make payment will 
not result in cancellation of fall semester 
charges or your financial obligation to the 
University of Maryland. 


Financing your Education 

We realize that a college education is one of 
the most vital, enriching experiences of your 
life, as well as one of the most important in- 
vestments. Accordingly, we have committed 
ourselves to helping you bridge the gap be- 
tween vour personal resources and the cost of 
attending school. If you should have any ques- 
tions or want more informadon on billing, fi- 
nancial aid, or scholarships, please visit our web 
site at www. /Financials or call 
313-2404 or (301) 314-9000. 

Is it too late to apply for aid? 

No, complete a Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine your 
eUgibilirs' for financial aid. For priorit}- con- 
sideration for all available aid, you should sub- 
mit vour FAFSA form each year by February 

If I have already been awarded aid, 
what do I need to do to receive It? 

1. Submit vour Award Notification to the Fi- 
nancial Service Center via mail or fax. 

2. After accepting anv loans, complete and re- 
mrn Promissory Notes mailed to you. Prom- 
issory Notes for Stafford and PLUS Loans 
should be returned to your lender's guarantee 
agencv; Perkin's Financial Service Center. 

3. Complete an Online Entrance Interview 
at if you accepted Stafford 
Loans. These funds will not be disbursed with- 
out the completed interview. 

4. Register for classes. Most grants and schol- 
arships require full time (12 or more credits) 
enrollment. You should not drop below 12 
credits without reviewing the enrollment re- 
quirements for your aid or discussing the po- 
tential aid reduction with a Financial Aid 
Counselor. Enrollment requirements are listed 
in the Financial Aid Award Guide and in the 
"Keeping Your Aid" section our web site. 

5. Notify outside scholarship agencies of your 
decision to attend Marvland. 

What additional financial options are 

Terp Payment Plan 

By enrolling m the Terp Payment Plan, your 
payments to the Universit}- can be spread over 
either eight or 10 monthly installments, 
thereby avoiding lump-sum payments. No in- 
terest accrues; only an annual enrollment fee 
is charged. Please contact the Financial Ser- 
vice Center for more information. 

Federal PLUS Loan 

The PLUS loan mav be borrowed by parents 
of dependent, undergraduate students. Ap- 
proval for the loan is based on credit history. 
The interest rate for this loan is capped at 9% 
and is reset July 1 of each year. Please contact 
die lender of your choice or the Financial Ser- 
vice Center for more information. 

Alternative Student Loans 

Alternative student loans are additional sources 
of funding provided through private sector 
educational loan programs. Approval of these 
loans is based on credit history. Please contact 
the lender of your choice or the Financial Ser- 
vice Center for more information. 

Visit the L^M scholarships web site at for information on 
internal and external scholarships. 

Financial Service Center 

1135 Lee Building 

(301) 314-9000 or toU free (888) 313-2404 

email: umfinaid( 


"Introduce yourself to your 
professors, they were once 
students like you." 

Cirrus Adria Alpert, Senior Physiology 
and Neurobiology Major 


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Summary of University 
Policies and Procedures 

NOTH: Descriptions of these policies are for 
general information only. Please refer to spe- 
cific texts for official language. Modifications 
may be added throughout the year. Absence 
of any policy from this summary in no way 
lessens its force of restricts its range for appli- 
cation. Please contact the Office of Judicial 
Programs for additional information. 


Describes the importance oi the commitment 
to the principles of truth and academic hon- 
est}' and ensures that the principle of academic 
honest)- is upheld. It is designed so that special 
responsibility for upholding the principle of 
academic hf)nesty lies with the students. 


I'orbids unauthorized possession, use, or dis- 
tribution of alcoholic beverages on Universit}' 
propert}'. Certain exceptions are specified. (In- 
formation subject to change pending legisla- 
tion. Legal drinking age in the State of Mary- 
land is 21 years.) 


Restricts the hours and locations of use of cer- 
tain forms of sound amplifying equipment, 
provides a procedure for the authorization of 
otherwise restricted uses of sound amplifjung 
equipment, and locates responsibilit}' for com- 
plaints with those using the equipment. 


Regulates reservation of University facilities, 
advertising, cosponsorship, cancellation and 
postponement, and various other matters re- 
lating to student organization programs. 


Establishes guidelines for demonstrations and 
picketing. Stipulates that the University will 
take steps necessary both to protect the rights 
of indi\'iduals or groups to demonstrate and 

to protect the trccdom of speech, assembl\, ant! 
moxement ot an\ iiuii\ idual or group. 


Sets fourth procedures for compliance with the 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 
(Buckley Amendment) so as (1) to permit stu- 
dents to inspect their education records, (2) to 
limit disclosure to others of personally identifi- 
able information from education records with- 
out students' prior written consent, and (3) to 
provide students the opportunin,' to seek cor- 
rection of their educational records where ap- 


Sets general standards for student conduct dur- 
ing examinations. They are applicable to all ex- 
aminations given at the Universit}' of Maryland 
unless the faculty member administering the 
examination provides contrary instructions. 


Prohibits hazing, which is detlned by the Na- 
tional Interfraternit}- Conference as "any action 
taken or situation created, whether on or off 
the fraternity premises, to produce mental or 
physical discomfort, embarrassment, harass- 
ment, or ridicule." Some \iolations of Section 
9 of the Code of Student Conduct, violations 
of the Maryland State Law on Hazing, and any 
actions which fit each chapter's National 
Organization's policy on hazing are also con- 
sidered hazing. 


Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, 
color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital sta- 
tus, personal appearance, age, national origin, 
political affiliation, physical or mental disabil- 
it}^, or on the basis of the exercise of rights se- 
cured by the First Amendment of the United 
States Constitution. Establishes Office of Hu- 
man Relations programs and other vehicles for 
encouraging the development of a positive and 



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productive atmosphere of human relations on 
campus. Establishes enforcement procedures, a 
Human Relations Grievance Committee, and re- 
sponsibilities of Officers. 


Covers registration, permits, fees, violations, 
enforcement, fines, towing, impounding, ap- 
peals, car pool programs, special event parking, 
emergency parking, and a number of other ar- 
eas. Notabh' the regulations provide that "the 
responsibilit}' of finding an authorized parking 
space rests with the driver." 


Defines standards for permissible displays, ob- 
jects, or structures not designed to be continu- 
ously carried or held by a demonstrator or pick- 
eter so as simultaneously to protect freedom of 
expression and to prevent unreasonable threats 
to the health, security', safet}', or mission of the 


Designed to provide a sieans for undergraduate 
students to seek review of final course grades 
alleged to be arbitrary and capricious. 


Defines proliibited conduct in and around cam- 
pus residence haUs, buildings, and at Department 
of Resident Life sponsored acti\'ities, in addition 
to that which falls under the Resident Halls 
Agreement, Code of Student Conduct, and fed- 
eral, state and local laws. The rules also specify 
standard sanctions for the rule violafions, and 
pro\'ide for an adjudication process. 


Prohibits sexual harassment by University' fac- 
ulty', staff, and students as a matter of campus 
policy and possibly as a matter of criminal and 
civil law of the State of Maryland and the United 

Defines sexual harassment and provides both 
formal and informal procedure for consider- 
ing complaints. In addition, the policy noti- 
fies all members of the campus communit\- 
that sexual relationships that occur in the con- 
text of educational or employment supervi- 
sion and evaluation are generally deemed very 
unwise because they present serious ethical 


Prohibits smoking in indoor locations at the 
Universit}' of Maryland. Contains guidelines 
for implementation, compliance, and review. 


Defines prohibited conduct, standards of due 
process, sanctions, and hearing procedures for 
students charged with specific acts of miscon- 


Sexual assault is a terrifying violation of a 
person's right to control his or her own body 
and takes away the abilit}' to make a sexual 
choice. Because sexual assault is an act of 
domination that is often \'iolent, being sexu- 
ally assaulted means that die person has been 
assaulted both physically and psychologically. 
It produces extreme and conflicting feelings 
in the sur\'ivor, among which are fear, shame, 
anger, and depression. Anyone can be sexu- 
ally assaulted; everyone will need time in 
which to recover. 

This University is committed to educating 
the campus communit}' about the nature and 
consequences of sexual assault. Although pri- 
mary focus is on prevention, the Universit}* 
has programs in place to assist sexual assault 
survivors, to provide information about and 
referrals to the criminal justice system, and 
to adjudicate cases in accordance with the 
Code of Student Conduct and other Univer- 
sit}' administrative processes as appropriate. 

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Sexual assault is a serious offense and the stan- 
dard sanction for any sexual assault, including 
acquaintance rape, is expulsion and/or termi- 
nation of employment. 


Defines student organizations, responsibilities 
of officers, and registration, and establishes 
types of registration processes. Also, certain 
privileges of registered student organizations 
in good standing, sanctions that mav result 
from registration and review, and guidelines 
for constitudons. (For more information, con- 
tact the Office of Campus Programs.) 


Sets forth "reasonable student expectations" 
regarding faculty- and academic units; provides 
a means for presenting, examining, and finally, 
disposing of complaints by undergraduate stu- 
dents who believe these expectations have been 
violated. Redress may be sought under this 
procedure without fear of reprisal or discrimi- 


The University of Maryland is an equal op- 
portunit}- institution with respect to both edii 
cation and employment. The Universit)- dot> 
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 
national origin, sex, age, or handicap in ad- 
mission or access to, or treatment or emplo\ 
ment in its programs and activities as required 
b\- federal law (Tide \'I, Tide IX, Section 504 
and state regulations. 

Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI 

of the Ci\-il Rights Act of 1964, as amended. 

Tide IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 

or related legal requirements should be directed 


Director, Office of Human Relations, 1107 

Hornbake Library, University of 

Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, yl 

(301) 405-2838, TT\' (301) 314-9993 •'v' 

Inquiries concerning the application of Scctif)n 
504 and Part 34 of the C.f'.R. to the Univer- 
sity- of Maryland College Park may be directed 

Director, Disability Support Services, 0126 
Shoemaker Hall, University of Maryland, 
C:ollege Park, MD 20742, 301-314-7682, TT^': 

For general information on student rights and 
responsibilities, contact the Office of Judicial 
Programs (2118 Mitchell Building). 






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Academic Achievement 

Programs (AAP) provak an organl 
zational structure under which to maintain, co- 
ordinate, provide leadership, development and 
supervision for campus tutoring programs. Stu 
dents needing tutoring should first contact their 
professors or the gratluate teaching assistants 
assigned to courses. Thev should inquire also 
at the department office to see if the depart- 
ment sponsors anv tutoring services. Many 
campus clubs, organizations, and honors soci- 
eties also offer tutoring. For more informa- 
tion students can check with the Learning As- 
sistance Center, University Honors Program, 
and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student l-.duca- 
tion in the Stamp Smdent Union. A/\P tutor- 
ing provides supplemental assistance for Uni- 
versir^• of Marvland students bv reinforcing the 
main ideas presented in CORE class lectures 
and reading assignments. Additionally, tutori- 
als pro\ide students with an oppormnity to en- 
hance their preparation for and performance 
in course discussion, papers, quizzes, and ex- 

To request a tutor come to Room 3215B in 
|..\I. Patterson Building and ask the Tutorial 
(Coordinator for the form to request the ser- 
vices of a tutor. All information and data will 
be kept confidential. You can request tutoring 
for all lower (100-200) level courses. In some 
cases you can request a tutor for 300 and 400 
level courses, subject to availabilit}- of tutors. 
No fees or payments are due for requesting 
tutoring; the Tutorial Services are FREE!! 

To obtain exams from past classes come 

to Room 3215 |..\I. Patterson Building and ask 
for past exam question papers. There is an ex- 
tensive collection of past exam papers that are 
available to smdents to help prepare for exami- 
nations. The STAR Center at the Stamp Union 
also has an extensive collection of examination 
papers on different subjects/courses. 

To applv to become a tutor, you must have been 
a student on this campus for at least a semester 

and have earned a grade of "B" or better in the 
course(s) you wants to tutor. (>)me to Room 
3215 in |.M. Patterson Building to pick up an 

application form. 

Academic Achievement Programs 
3216 J.M. Patterson Building 

(301) 405-4749 
www. i n f ( I r m . u m d . e d u / A .\ P 

Office of Mult-Flthnic Student FCducadon 

1101 Hornbake Library 


w\\A\. in form. 

The Office of Multi-Eth- j 
nic Student Education g 

^C//V\^t J offers a variety- of services and g 
prograins to enhance the academic experience 
of undergraduate multi-ethnic students at the 
University of Maryland. As an academic sup- 
port unit, OMSE collaborates with several 
other campus offices and college programs to 
provide a qualit\' universit}- experience for our 
diverse population. OMSE provides academic 
support to students through 
Courses such as 

EDCP-108N: A one-credit course geared to- 
ward developing behavicjrs that will en- 
hance students' academic success; 
EDCP-312, a three-credit Peer Counseling 
course that prepares upper level smdents 
to function as peer helpers. 

The W/AM-OWL computer lob, open to 

students, faculty, and staff at UMCP 
Tutoring assistance for all students in sub- 
jects such as math., chemistry, physics, 
economics and business. 

The Mentoring Program pairs mcoming 

muld-ethnic students with a facult}-, staff, 
graduate, or upper-level undergraduate 
student to help new students develop 
stratesjies for success. 


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Learning Assistance Service 

\i0,/K^j , a division of the Universit)' of 
Maryland's Counseling Center, provides a va- 
riety of services to help students "work 
smarter, not harder!" As you enter the Uni- 
versit}', you may realize that the learning strat- 
egies you used in high school are not adequate 
for college study. The staff of trained educa- 
tional counselors work with students to help 
identify areas of strength and need so that a 
firm academic foundation is developed. 

Work individually widi a counselor on math, 
English, reading, and general study skills; 

Attend a variety of workshops on aca- 
demic sur\'ival strategies such as dme manage- 
ment, note taking, and textbook reading; 

Work with our learning disability special- 
ist to help develop appropriate classroom ac- 
commodations and strategies. 

We provide a variety of teSt-preparation 
workshops for smdents who are seeking ad- 
mission to the Colleges of Education and Jour- 

Tlie College Bound Program helps high school 

smdents develop skills and habits required for 
college success. 

In addition to individual services and work- 
shops, LAS offers a variet}' of one-credIt 

EDCP 108 courses: 

EDCP 108B - Concepts and SkiUs: Reading 
and Study Skills 

EDCP 108G - Concepts and Skills: The Trans 
fer Smdent in the Universit}' 

EDCP 108K - Concepts and Skills: Learning 

EDCP 108L - Concepts and Skills: Listening 
and note taking skills 

EDCP 108iM - Concepts and SkiUs: Math 
Smdy Skills and Building Confi- 

EDCP 108R - Concepts and Skills: Returning 

EDCP 108X - Concepts and Skills: Interna- 
tional Students 

All LAS Services (except for The College 
Bound Program) are free for currently en- 
rolled UMCP students. 

Our Returning Students Program helps 

students aged 25 and older who are remrning 
to higher education after a break in their for- 
mal schooling. A variety of workshops and 
social events help returning students make the 
transition back to higher education. 

Learning Assistance Service 

2201 Shoemaker Hall 

(301) 314-7693 






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University of Maryland 

LiDraPICS include seven libraries on the 
College Park campus with a combined collec- 
tion of over 2.7 million volumes and approxi- 
mately 30,000 serial tides that support educa- 
tional and research endeavors. Access to many 
of these materials is facilitated through using 
MCTORW'eb, the online catalog of the Uni- 
versity System of Maryland. For library hours, 
please contact the library at (301) 405-0800. 

The Library staff employs its training and ex- 
perience in building collections and providing 
services to the Maryland communit}'. All stu- 
dents, facult)-, and staff of the University of 
.Maryland may borrow materials from any 
Maryland library. 

McKeldin Library is the main campus librar}-. 
Ir houses the main collections in life sciences, 
business, social sciences and humanities, as well 
as Government Documents/Maps and the East 
Asia Collection. Also located here are The 
Photocopy Center, Periodicals, Interlibrary 
Loan, Reser\-es, Services for Persons with Dis- 
abilities and MITH (Maryland Institute for 
Technology in the Humanities). For more 
information on McKeldin Library, look online 
Tiiwww. lib. u m d .e du I \j MCY' I MCK I 

Hornbake Library houses Special Collec- 
tions, Nonprint Media Services, the Library 
of American Broadcasting, National Public 
Broadcasting Archives and a W'AM (Worksta- 
tions at Maryland) Computer Lab. Informa- 
tion for Hornbake Library can be found online UMCP/ HBK/ 

Fun Fact: 

Our seven libraries have 

over 2.3 million volumes and 

19,000 periodicals. 

Other campus libraries: 
Architecture Library Architecture Building. 
www. lib. I UMCP/ ARCH/ 
architecture. htm/ 

Art Library Art & Sociology' Building. 
www. lib. umd. edu/ UMCP /ART/ art. html 

Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarv 

Mathematics Building. 

www. lib. umd. edu/ UMCP/ EKGIK/ engin. html 

Performing Arts Library 

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 

www. lib. umd. edu/ UMCP/ MUSIC/ music, html 

White Memorial (Chemistry Library) 

Chemistry Building. 

www. lib. umd. edu/ UMCP/ CHEM/ chemistry, html 

VICTORWeb is the onUne catalog of the Uni- 
vcrsm System of Maryland. You can use the 
online catalog to search for books, nonprint and 
other research materials owned by the Univer- 
sity of Maryland Libraries. Access to 
VICTORWeb is found from the Libran,- home 

Borrowing Materials 

Smdents must present a student ID card to bor- 
row items and reserve materials from any cam- 
pus Ubrary. More details about borrowing ma- 
terials can be found at 
UMCP/PUB.SHR\ '/ circ_all.html . 

Group and quiet study areas are located 
throughout the UM Libraries and are available 
on a first-come, first-served basis. See the floor 
plans in each library for study space locations. 
Onlv students with a vaUd ID card may gain 
entrance to late night study rooms (beuveen 
11:00 P.M. and 8:00 AM.) in McKeldin Ubrary. 

University of Maryland Libraries 

(301) 405-0800 

www. lib. umd. edu /UMCP 


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Computing on Campus 

Students at Maryland are networked to the 
world. The Office of Information Technol- 
ogy (OIT) provides compudng and telecom- 
munications resources and services for the 
university" communit}'. All residence halls are 
\\Tred, as are classrooms and offices. 

More than 1,000 fully networked com- 
puters (PC, MAC, L'MX; arc located in 32 
Open Workstation Labs (OWT) across the 
Universit}-. Selected labs are 
open 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week. General produc- 
riviU" and course specific soft- 
ware are available as well as 
full Internet access 

{ IP w w . i t . II II! d . e d u I 
ivheretogd). Payment for 
printing in many labs is 
handled by onUne debiting of 
special print accounts. In 
order to establish a pay-for- 
print account, you must 
have a Terrapin Express account, w hich is cov- 
ered in another section of this guide 
{www.helpdesk.umd.edul ^cr ). 

For access to the Universit^-'s computing re- 
sources, you should request a WAM (Worksta- 
tions at Maryland) computer account for e-mail 
and access to many UM-only resources, includ- 
ing dial-up access to the University network 
and computer labs. WAM accounts include 
space to build your personal website 
{www. helpdesk.umd. edii) . 

Non-credit computer training on the use 

of Universit\" IT resources and sotrvvare appli- 
cations is offered for SIO. Topics covered range 
from web development to personal productiv- 
it\' software. Free classes are offered on WebCT, 
the Universit\-'s course management tool used 
by many faculty { I pf). 

The OIT Help Desk, located in Computer 
and Space Sciences room 1400, has experts 
who answer general IT questions and assist in 
resolving specific IT problems. They provide 
walk-in, telephone, web, and e-mail service. 
The Help Desk Virus Notification Program 
includes free computer virus protection soft- 
ware for students {www.helpdesk.uiiid.edul vi- 
ms). Call (301) 405-1500, ^'isit or send e-mail 

to for more information. 

Guidelines for the ac- 
ceptable use of comput- 
ing resources are posted at 

nnir.iiiiid.t'dul aug. Policies 
and regulations of the Uni- 
versity apply to all Univer- 
sir\- information technology 
resources. The Project 
XEThics office ensures re- 
sponsible use of University- 
computing resources thro- 
ugh policy enforcement and user education 
designed to inform community members 
about the legal and ethical implications of 
computer use { 

Need a part-time job? Many students 

join the OIT team and learn while they earn. 
You can work side-by-side with experienced 
professionals to enhance the ways members 
of the Universit)- communit}- teach, learn, and 
work. Visit for 
more information about our part-time stu- 
dent opportunities. 

Office of Information Technology (OIT) 

Help Desk: (301) 405-1500 

Peer Training: (301) 405-2940 



The Career Center 

Go to college, study a little or a lot, have fun, get a job— often 
college is perceived as simply a step in a larger process. If only 

it were that simple. Some of the best and brightest college 

students can waltz through their college years and wind up with 

a great job after graduation. Most of us, however, must give 

some thought and planning to our college years. The Career 

Center can help you answer questions like "what should I major 

in?" and "what careers are best for me?" Identifying and 
exploring your interests and skills are the first steps in making 
good career decisions. Here are some other resources you will 
find at the Career Center to assls-^ you in planning your future: 


Career & Employment Resource 

Room: The Resource Room contains 
an extensive collection of books and videos, 
computer-assisted career exploration, job list- 
ings for part-time, internship, and full-time op 
porfunities, computers with an Internet con 
nection, and employer information. 

students or with other L'M alumni who can 
offer advice and mentoring in a given career 
field of interest. 

p Career Assistance: Career Center 

' I staff assist students in identifying ca- 
reers and majors suited to their interests, val- 
ues, and skills; developing job search skills, and 
preparing for graduate school or a career 
change. Walk-in Assistance (15-minute consul- 
tation) is available on a daily basis in the Re- 
source Room; also available are individual ap- 
pointments with professional staff 

S Employer -in -Residence: Through 
the Hmployer-in-Residence Program, 
students receive advice on resumes, cover let- 
ters, and interxiewing concerns. You can also 
participate in mock interviews with the op- 
tion of xideo taped re\'iew of the session. Em- 
ployers represent organizations that typically 
use Career Center services for their employ- 
ment needs. An appointment is necessary. 

I l^ I Terp Network: Ihis online system 
I I available through the Career 
(Renter's web site connects students <^t 

and alumni with parents of Maryland 

C Credentials Service : Even,' student 

can establisii a permanent, professional 
file that holds letters of recommendation and 
background information to support applica- 
tions for employment and graduate/profes- 
sional schools. 


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TERP Online (The Employment 
Registration Program) For fast and 

comprehensive access to employment oppor- 
tunities, the Career Center recommends that 
every student register for TERP Online. TERP 
Online provides students access to" Job List- 
ings," "On-Campus Interviewing," and "Re- 
sume Referral." To register, attend a TERP 
Online workshop scheduled throughout the 
fall and spring semesters. For a current listing 
of workshops, see the "What's Happening 
Now?" secdon of the Career Center website. 

I f . I Job Listings: Current job Hstings-in 

eluding part-time, internship, graduate 
assistantship, and full-dme positions are acces- 
sible 24 hours a day via TERP Online and in 
the Resource Room during Career Center 
hours. Additional jobs are posted on the bul- 
letin boards outside the center. Students seek- 
ing short-term part-time jobs should consider 
our Quick Bucks e-mail service. 


On -Campus Interviewing: On 

campus interviewing offers students the oppor- 
tunity' to interview on campus with a variety- 
of employers for part-time, internship, or full- 
time positions. To participate in "On-Campus 
Interviewing," students must register for 
"TERP Online.' 'On-Campus Interviewing" 
is also available to recent alumni for one se- 
mester after graduation. 

Resume Referral : This resume da- 
tabase allows students and alumni to present 
their qualifications to employers who are not 
interviewing on campus. By registering for 
TERP online, the student joins a pool of can- 
didates accessible to employers requesting ap- 
plicants with specific skills or backgrounds to 
fin their current job openings. Employers re- 
view the resumes and then contract qualified 
candidates to arrange office interviews or re- 
quest additional information. 


Academic Courses: EDCP 108D- 

Career Planning and Decision-Making is a 

course that helps students identify career 
interests, skills, and values and how they 
relate to UMCP majors. UNIV 099 
Internship Seminar is designed to comple- 
ment students' supervised work experiences. 
Topics include exploring career options, 
developing professional work skills, and 
examining the relationship betw'een 
internship and academic coursework. Good 
academic standing, submission of transcript, 
internship description, and approval of 
instructor are required. 

The Career Center 


Hornbake Library, Sou 
(301) 314-7225 

th Wing 




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\\m can StUCly AbrOQCl almost any 
wluTf vour imagination can take you! Study 
Abroad is an exciting experience that can bring 
vour education to life. Semester, year, sum- 
mer, and winter programs arc available, as are 
exchange and internship programs. 

Studying abroad can enhance youp aca- 
demic career regardless of major or career 
plans. The experience allows you to use the 
world to gain a new understanding ot your dis- 
cipline and to be exposed to a different cul- 

Most students study abroad their junior 
\car, although this does not have to be the case. 
Planning early ensures that you meet academic 
requirements and have time to explore program 
and scholarship options. Students should meet 
with both a Studv Abroad advisor and an aca- 
demic advisor to carefully plan their program. 
Study Abroad application deadlines are usu- 
ally one semester prior to the beginning of the 
program, although it is suggested that you be- 
gin to research programs even earlier. 

The cost of studying abroad varies from pro- 
gram to program. Financial aid and scholar- 
ships can frequendy be applied to study abroad 
program fees. Smdv Abroad Scholarships are 
also available for eligible students. 

Study Abroad 

3215 Mitchell Building 

(301) 314-7746 

w\ form. 

The Counseling Center is a re 

source the everyone can take advantage of. 
Many students encounter a variet)' of perscmal, 
social , career, and academic issues that call for 
assistance beyond the advice received from 
friends and family. I'ortunately, the Counsel- 
ing Center provides free and confidendal ser- 
vices to all University- of Maryland students. 

The Counseling Center offers a variety of ser- 
vices and programs designed to help you 
achieve your goals and overcome barriers to 
your learning and development. Among the 
services available are personal and social coun- 
seling, career counseling, academic skills coun- 
seling, workshops and grc)up counseling, test- 
ing services, support for students with disabili- 
ties, returning students programs, research ser- 
vices and consultation and evaluation for par- 
ents and children. 

The Counseling Center is open Monday- 
Thursday from 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM and Friday 
from 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM There are walk-in ser- 
\aces available for minority smdents each week- 
day from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (no appointment 
is necessan,-). 

Counseling Center 

Shoemaker Building 

(301) 314-7651 

Fun Fact: 

Maryland makes 22,000 

gallons of its own 

ice cream every year! 

"Maximize ail of your time to the best of your ability. Take 
advantage of one or two hour breaks to get the most out of 
your day." 

Justin Winter, Junior Finance Major 



The University of Maryland 
Police Department s an inuma 

iioiialK accrcditfcl, tull-scrMcc, Icgislatctl po- 
lice agency that serves the myriad needs of the 
students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its 
jurisdiction. Hach of its approximately 75 
sworn officers is empowered by state law to 
make arrests, investigate crimes, and carry fire- 
arms. The property that constitutes the Col- 
lege Park campus is, by law, the primary juris- 
diction of the Lniversity Police. Additif)nally, 
a cooperative agreement exists with the Prince 
(leorge's Count)- Police to distribute enforce- 
ment authority to Universit)' Police in areas 
adjacent to the campus in the Cin- of College 
Park and in Adelphi. The nvo police agencies 
have a mutual working relationship sharing 
criminal activity information and providing 
assistance and expertise to each other as needed. 

Police Services: The University Police De- 
partment provides police services 24 hours a 
day, 7 days a week. 

Emergency response to crimes in 
progress and to life threatening 
incidents (Dial 911); 
Foot patrol, patrol with marked and 

unmarked police cars, motorcycles, 
and bicycles; 
Crime and incident reporting, which 
provides data to other campus 
organizadons, the State of 
Manland, and the E^BI; 
Escorts by uniformed police officers. 

The Police Auxiliary of die department (301- 

4().5-5~52j employs approximately 100 Smdent 
Police Aides (SPAs). SPAs are non-svv^orn, un- 
armed student employees who w-ork part-rime 
for the department. They are provided train- 
ing and equipment, and act as eyes and ears of 
the Department. Thev perform a variety of 
tasks including: special event security and con- 
tract security; foot and bicycle patrols; moni- 
toring the video camera system; marked pa- 
trol of Parking Garages; and escorts an\-where 
on campus. 

Crime Prevention: .\ maior funcdon of the 

Universit}- Police is to provide crime preven- 
tion services to smdents, faculty, and staff who 
Uve and work within our community. Some 
of these programs include: 

Alcohol and other Drug Education 
Timely Warning Notices regarding 

crimes which may present a threat 
to the campus community- 
Building and Office Security Surveys 
Personal Security Presentations 
Public Information 
Rape Aggression Defense (Ki-\D) 
Sexual Assault Awareness 
Watch Your CAR (WYCAR) Vehicle 
Theft Prevention 
Bicycle Registration 

Blue Light PERT Phones are emergency 
phones that provide a direct line to the Uni- 
versitA- Police throughout the campus both in- 
side and outside many academic buildings and 
residence halls. These phones are either yel- 
low or encased within a blue cylindrical col- 
umn and are marked "Emergency." Individu- 
als may contact pohce directly and without 
charge by activating the phone. This notifies 
an emergency police dispatcher, via computer, 
of the caller's exact location. 

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911 Interface with Campus Pay 

Phones: Callers wisliing to contact the Uni- 
versit}' Police from a campus pay phone must 
dial 911, advise the emergency operator that 
they are at the Universit}- of Maryland, and 
ask to have the call forwarded directly to 
Universit}' Police Headquarters. The com- 
bination of these two emergency telephone 
systems provides the communit}' with more 
than 350 emergency telephones in pubUc ar- 
eas throughout the campus. 

Video CavnBVa System: To enhance pro- 
active poUce patrols on campus, video cam- 
eras have been installed in 25 high-traffic ex- 
terior pubUc areas. The cameras record 24- 
hours a day, 7 days a week. Student PoUce 
Aides monitor them specific hours through- 
out the day and night. 

Steps for Safety 

Protecting Yourself from /Assault: There 

are no guarantees against becoming a vicdm. 
The following are suggestions that mav help 
to reduce the opportunity-. 

I. Know your environment — including the lo- 
cation of Emergency Phones, lighted areas, and 
where you can go for help. 

ci. Reduce time you spend alone. Walk with a 
friend. Lock the door to the room you are in. Lock 
your car at aU times. Walk in weU-Ughted areas. 

S. Plan what you will do if confronted by a po- 
tential assailant. Will you scream, run, fight, or 
try to gain his/her confidence while waiting for 
the opportunity- to escape safely? Decide immedi- 
ately who can help 3'ou. Surrender money with- 
out resistance when asked for it. 

«. Work together for a safer campus. Look out 
for each other. Report suspicious activit)' to the 
Police. Share information with others. Work with 
each other to develop a response plan. 

3. Plan your walk. Make use of video 
monitored areas. 

Protecting your property: Theft is the 
crime most often reported on campus, 
ocurring most often when propert}- is left 
unattended or unsecured. The following are 
some steps you can take to help protect your 

1. Keep it secure. Lock it awav. Ask a friend to 
hold it. Hold it in your hands. Lock it in a car 
trunk. Leave it at home. 

a. Mark your property. Personalize the prop- 
err\-, by painting it, or engraving your driver's Li- 
cense number and state on it. 

Reporting Crimes: 

I. Report all crimes to Universit)- PoUce. Pro- 
vide aU details about crime to Police. Keep the 
Police updated about crimes, pro\-iding additional 
information as you learn of it. Warn others of 
problem areas. Stay on the phone Line with po- 
lice until told it is okay to hang up. 

a. Report suspicious activities. Any activit}' 
to which you give a second thought is suspicious. 
Suspicious activities are often criminal acts. 


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University Health Center 

Ha've you ever wondered; "What happens if I get sick while I am at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland?" or "Where can I go to find out n:iore information on college 
health issues?" or "Can my parents look at my medical records?" What ever 
your question may be, the University Health Center has the answer for you! 

Location, Hours, and Basic Costs, riu 

L'niversity Health Center (L'HC) is conve- 
niently located across the street from the 
Stamp Student Union, on Campus Drive. It 
is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM. 
to 10 PM., and weekends, 9 AM to 5 PM dur- 
ing spring and fall semesters. Hours change 
during winter and summer semesters and holi- 
days. If you need to come to the UHC, it is 
best to make an appointment by calling (301) 
314-8184. Making an appointment reduces 
your waiting time. There is also a Walk-In and 
Urgent Care Clinic available. A SIO co-pay is 
required for most visits, if you have the 
MAMSI Student Health Insurance, the co-pay 
is waived. 

Is confidentiality important to you? 

All communication between you and your cli- 
nician are strictly confidential. A confiden- 
tial medical record is maintained for every 
patient who receives care at the UHC. Infor- 
mation is released only with your written 
permission, upon a court ordered subpoena, 
or in a life-threatening situation. If you are 
over 18, information cannot be released to 
your parents without your permission. 

The UHC offers many services includ- 
ing, but not limited to: Urgent and Primary 
Care, Walk-In Clinic, Sports Medicine, Physi- 
cal Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, 
Health Education, Dental Health, Pharmacy, 
Laboratory, Radiology, Women's Health, 
Mental Health, Substance Abuse Counseling, 
and programming. 

There is a fee for many of these ser- 
vices, so it is always best to ask what vou 

will be charged for during your visit. Most 
charges are billed to your student account, but 
you can also pay for your visit at the UHC 
with cash. Visa, or MasterCard. 

The UHC is a nationally accredited 
source of student health care. It is also 

a great source tor comprehensive health care, 
staffed by: Physicians, Physician's Assistants, 
Licensed and Registered Nurses, Nurse Prac- 
titioners, Health Educators, Licensed Massage 
Therapists, Licensed Acupuncturists, Regis- 
tered Dieticians, Physical Therapists, Dentists 
and Dental Hygienists, and Mental Health 


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Are you interested in nutrition, stress 
management, massage, or just a place 

to study? The Center for Health and 
Wellbeing (CHWB) at the Campus Recreation 
Center is just the place for you. The CHW^B 
programs are interesting, interactive, and free 
(unless otherwise noted). Call the Center at 
(301) 314-1280 or visit the UHC web site for 
more information. 

University Health Center 

Campus Drive (across from the Stamp 

Student Union) 

(301) 314-8180 

vx-ww. health 

Notable Maryland Alumni: 

Robert Basham - 70, President of 
Outback Steakhouse 

Robert Brawer - '59, President of 

Matt DeVito - '54, Chairman of the 
Rouse Company 

Boomer Esiason - '84, NFL Football 

Herbert Hauptman - '55, Nobel Prize 
Winner in Physics 

Jim Henson - '60, Puppeteer of the 

Hal Kahn - '70, CEO Macy's 

George Laurer - '51, Inventor of the 
Universal Price Code 

Paul Mullan - '69, Co-chairman of Del 

Judith Resnick - 77. Shuttle Chal- 
lenger Astronaut 

The HELP Center s a free, confi 

dential, and anonymous peer counseling and 
crisis intervention service. If you are feeling 
emotionally stressed or simply want to talk to 
someone who will listen, then tlie HELP Cen- 
ter can assist you. The volunteer staff receives 
intensive training in interpersonal and 
intrapersonal skills. New members are always 

The services offered include information 
and referrals, free and confidendal pregnancy 
testing, outreach on campus for emergency 
calls, TDD for the hearing impaired, and coun- 
seling in areas of concern such as sexual assault, 
academic pressures, and interpersonal reladon- 
ships. CaU (301) 314-HELP or walk in Mon- 
day-Thursday 2 PM - 2 AM and Friday-Sun- 
dav 4 PM - midnight. 

The HELP Center 

3105 South (Campus Dining Hall 

(301) 314-HELP 



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The Department of 
Resident Life houses over 8,000 

students on-canipus in 34 residence halls. Stu- 
dents who live in on-campus residence halls are 
provided with excellent opportunities to par- 
ticipate in a well-rounded college experience. 
Some activities include participating in clubs 
and campus organizations and developing stron- 
ger relationships with peers as well as faculty 

Housing Is guaranteed for all admirteti first 
time first-vear students who confirm their en- 
rollment and submit their housing request by 
the May 1st deadline. After compliant first- 
time freshmen and eligible returning students 
have been assigned, remaining housing will be 
made available to later first-year student appli- 
cants as well as transfer students. Students will 
be advised of the likelihood of receiving on- 
campus housing beginning May 15, 2001. 

Student rooms vary slightlv from room to 
room. However, the majority ot students who 
live on-campus are housed in doubles. On oc- 
casion, a first-time first-year student might be 
assigned to one of the 300 triple or quad rooms, 
which are occupied bv three or four students, 
respectively. For each student, the universitv 
pro\ndes a twin bed, a dresser, and a desk with 
chair. In addition to the furniture, each stu- 
dent is also supplied with a private phone line, 
individual cable and personal high-speed 
Internet access. Kach room contains a smoke 
detector, closet, and window blinds. The stu- 
dent is responsible for bringing linens, sheets, 
and towels. Laundry rooms are located in each 

Roommates tor new smdents are assigned ac- 
cording to the preferences they indicate on the 
On-Campus Housing and Meals Agreement. 
Students are assigned and their housing prefer- 
ences are considered in the order that the De- 

"Start off doing well and you won't 
be struggling to get your SPA up 
for the rest of your time..." 

Steve Wood, Sophomore Letters and 


partment of Resident Life receives the requests. 
Assignments are made on a first-come, first 
serve basis contingent upon housing availabil- 
ity. Mutual roommate requests received by 
June 30 are honored based on space availabil- 

The Resident Assistant (RA) is the staff 

member witii whom you will have the most 
immediate contact. As trained undergraduate 
students, RAs bring many skills and experi- 
ences to their jobs and are eager to help in any 
way they can. For assistance with Universit)- 
services or offices, academic or personal con- 
cerns, you should ask your RA. If your R.\ 
cannot help answer the question, most cer- 
tain]\' he or she will refer vou to someone who 

Department of Resident Life 
2100 Annapolis Hall 

(301) 314-2100 

The Office of Commuter 

AtTQir'S, in conjunction with Communit}' 
Service, offers a comprehensive range of ser- 
vices, programs, and information for com- 
muter students. 

Off -Campus Housing Service is run by 

trained staff who assist with housing searches, 
transportation, and other commuter concerns. 
Housing seekers can conduct an on-line search 
through our HousingLink. Area maps, apart- 
ment directories, model leases, and tenant- 
landlord rights and responsibilities are avail- 

To get information about commuting. 

Commuter Affairs and Community Service 
provides a wide array of transportation ser- 
vices and informadon including directions to 
all major airports, schedules for all Shuttle- 
UM routes, Metrobuses, Metrorail, Amtrak, 
and AL\RC. If vou are driving to campus, take 
advantage of the "Preferred Parking Program." 
Form a carpool of 3 or more students, facult}', 
or staff to park in conveniently located lots 
on campus. To register for the "Preferred Park- 
ing Program," call the Department of Cam- 
pus Parking at (301) 314-PARX. 

Programs are designed to help connect com- 
muter students to campus involvement oppor- 
tunides and help them to learn about campus 

"Good Morning, Commuters!" is a weekly 

program feamring free cotfee, tea, and dough- 
nuts, informadon about campus services and 
activities, and a place to meet other commut- 
ers. Join other commuters every Wednesday 
from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM in the Stamp Student 
Union Atrium starting August 29. 

Commuter Survival Day is a one-day orien 

tation program for incoming commuter stu- 
dents. If you are interested in meeting more 

commuter students, getting tips for academic suc- 
cess, and learning more about Universit)' of Mar)'- 
land resources and involvement opportunities, you 
are invited to participate in 
Commuter Survival Dav on Friday, August 26. 

The S.H.O.W. (Students Helping, Ori- 
enting, and Welcoming) Program helps 

students setde in to Maryland by matching in- 
coming commuter students with experienced 

New Commuter Student Gathering is an 

informal gathering of commuter students prior 
to the New Student Welcome program. The 
New Smdent Gathering occurs a few days be- 
fore the start of classes and is scheduled for 
Tuesday, August 28. 

Commuter Leadership Team provides com- 
muter students with an opportunit}' to acquire 
leadership skills while assisting incoming com- 
muters in their transition to college life. 

Commuter Affairs and Community Service 

1195 Stamp Student Union 

(301) 314-5274 



Fun Fact: 

Van Munching Hall was 
named after Leo Van 
Munching, the sole im- 
porter of Heineken and 
Amstel beer. He gradu- 
ated from Maryland and 
donated $10 million to 
construct the building. It 
houses the Business pro- 
gram, which Is ranked in 
the national top 25 by US 
News and World Report 


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The Department of Campus 

Parking (DCP) is responsible for man 
aging and maintaining more than 16,(100 park- 
ing spaces on campus. U you want to park on 
campus in one of these spaces, you must ei- 
ther register for a parking permit, park at paid 
metc'r>; or park in a cashier-attended lot. 

Parking permits are needed if you plan to 
park on campus. Each academic year, if eli- 
gible, you must register for a parking permit. 
All commuter students may register for a 
parking permit. 

First-Year Students (0-27 credits) who are 
campus resident students may not register for 
a parking permit. They should not plan to 
bring a vehicle to campus. 
Sophomore (27-55 credits) campus residents 
mav applv for a parking permit through 
MARS. A permit will only be issued if space 
is available. 

For all other students, parking lot selection 
options are determined by your credit-level, 
vour student status as a resident or commuter, 
and space availability. 

"Try to arrange your schedule 
so that your commute does not 
happen during rush hour." 

Liz Niemiec, Sophomore Family 
Studies Major 

The cost of permits may be adjusted each 
year, and die rates vary due to the type of per- 
mit requested and status of the student. The 
most convenient and recommended method 
of registrauon for eligible students is to call 
MARS (Maryland Automated Registration 
System) at (301) 403-0500. xMARS is generally 
available April through August. If you do 
not register through MARS, contact the De- 
partment of Campus Parking (DCP) for dates 
and rimes of walk-in registration. Permit fees 
will be charged to your student account when 
you register on MARS or during peak periods 
of walk-in registration. At other times you 
may pay using cash, check, or credit card. 
Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for de- 
railed parking registration information. 

Visitors are encouraged to park in a cashier- 
attended facilit}' and pay the prevailing rate. 
If your visitors choose to park in a parking 
lot, thev should observe the lot restrictions, 
which are shown on the signs at the entrance 
to each parking lot, prior to parking their ve- 
hicle. The signs state when a lot is reserved 
for permit holders only. Any vehicles parked 
in violarion of posted signage are subject to 
rickering. Your visitors may also park at a paid 

The Motor Assistance Vehicle (MAV) is 

a free service offered to any individual park- 
ing on campus experiencing automobile diffi- 
culties including jump starts, lockouts, tire 
changes, inflations, and gas transports. Call 
(301) 314-4CAR for assistance. Hours of 
operation vary. 


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What if I get a parking ticket? In 

order for the DCP to assist with providing 
the optimum availabiUty of spaces and to 
regulate the safe use of campus parking facili- 
ties, parking enforcement is necessary. Due 
to the limited number of parking spaces on 
campus, the enforcement of regulations is im- 
portant. If a vehicle you are driving has been 
issued a parking violation notice (dcket), you 
have two options available: 

You can either pay the fine or request a re- 
view of the dcket. No matter which opdon 
you select, you must do it within 15 davs of 
the issuance date. Tickets not paid or filed 
for re\'iew within this time are subject to an 
additional late fee AND \our right to appeal 
the ticket is waived. If you would like to re- 
quest a review of a parking violation notice 
please read the information on the ticket and 
complete one of the two options available. 

Department ot Campus Parking 

Regents Drive Garage, Bldg. #2U2 

(301) 314-PARK 

w w\\-. umd.cdu/dcp 

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OnUTTICVyAA is a free bus service pro- 
vided to aU Universit}' of Maryland students, 
facult)-, and staff ShuttleUM's 140 student 
employees and seven professional staff pro- 
vide service to over one million passengers 
annually on 13 routes. The ShuttieUM fleet 
consists of 37 vehicles ranging in size from 
15-passenger vans to 90-passenger transit 
buses. At ShuttieUM, student staff serves as 
managers, dispatchers, trainers, maintenance 
assistants, and administrative staff, including 
Marketing Coordinator, Payroll Specialist, 
Graphics Specialist, Maintenance Parts Co- 
ordinator, and Administrative Assistant. 
ShutdeUM has been recognized as the safest 
system in North America, compared with 
similar systems. ShuttieUM was presented 
with the Neil E. Goldschmidt Silver Safet}' 
Award, received a Certificate of Acliievement 
for excellence in safet}' from the American 
Public Transportation Association, and also 
received a Certificate of Improvement in 
safety from the American Public Transpor- 
tation Association. 

ShuttleUAA operates commuter ser- 
vice Monday through Thursday from 6:45 
AM - 10:15 PM and on Friday from 6:45 AM 
- 7:15 PM. Buses run every 15 to 60 minutes 
to surrounding areas. Commuter service 
routes operate during the fall and spring se- 
mesters when classes are in session. Limited 
commuter service is also provided during the 
summer. Passengers need only a valid Uni- 
versit}' ID to ride Shuttie-UM commuter ser- 
vice routes. ShuttieUM provides year-round 
service to the College Park Metro Station 
except on Universit}' holidays. Brochures and 
routes are available upon request. 

ShuttieUM evening security service 

routes serve tlie entire campus and 
immediate vicinity, including the College 
Park Metro Station, Stamp Student Union, 
Universit}' College, downtown College 



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.ifui all campus resilience halls. No Univer- 
sirv ID is required to board any evening 
securirv service route. The evening security 
service routes operate 7 days a week during 
the tall and spring semesters when classes are 
in session. Limited service is provided 
during the summer sessions. Service begins 
at 3:30 PM and ends at 7:30 AM during the 
fall and spring semesters, and begins at 7:00 
PM and ends at 1:30 AM during the summer 
sessions. For routes please see the Shuttle- 
UM website. 

Call- A -Ride is a curb-to-curb securit}- ser\-ice 
tor areas ot campus not served by the fixed route 
buses or for service after the fixed route buses 
have ceased operating. Call-A-Ride serves the 
entire campus in addition to all other locations 
served bv the fixed route evening security' ser- 
vice buses. Call Shuttle-UM at (301) 314- 
CALL to request Call-A-Ride service. 

Weekend service is provided to the College 
Park Metro Station from 12:00 PM until 8:00 
PM during the fall and spring semesters only. 
At this time, weekend service on all other com- 
muter routes is not pro\'ided. A Universit}- ID 
is not required to ride the weekend College 
Park Metro Station route. Please see the above 
section, "Evening Security Service Routes," for 
other services that operate on the weekends. 

Paratransit provides on-campus rides 
to students, faculty, and staff with 
special mobility needs. Paratransit 

is available Monday through Friday, 
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, when classes are 
in session during the fall, spring, and 
summer semesters. Call-A-Ride 
accommodates passengers before and after the 
Paratransit service hours. People with perma- 
nent disabilities register for this service through 
the Office of Disability Support Ser\ices (301) 
314-7682 or TTY (301) 314-7683. People with 
temporary disabilities, such as broken legs or 
sprained ankles, must register at the Health 

(x-nter (301) 314-8180. For more information, 
contact the Paratransit Manager at (301) 314- 

Charter Service is available to all Lmver- 
sit\- departments, agencies, or student organi- 
zations. (Iroups planning trips to Washing- 
ton, D.C., most of Maryland, or parts of 
Northern Virginia may request charter ser- 
vice. For more information, contact the Char- 
ter Manager at (301) 314-7271 or via e-mail at 
charterum(^accmail. Brochures are 
available upf)n request. 

Through Shuttle-UM Public Service 
Announcements Initiative, all numbers of 

the University of Maryland 0)mmunity may 
announce events or distribute information 
about their service, department, or student 
group for free. With a daily ridership of over 
6,800 passengers, displaying your flyers on 
Shuttie-UM buses is a great way to effectively 
communicate with Shuttle-UM passengers. 
For more information, contact the Marketing 
Coordinator at (301) 314-7270 or \'ia e-mail at 

Interested in Joining our team? Shuttle 
UM is entirely student-operated, and is one 
of the highest paying student employers on 
campus. To obtain information about student 
employment at Shuttle-UM, contact the Ad- 
ministrative Coordinator at (301) 314-7269 or 
\ia e-mail at shiittle@iiccmail.umd.edii. 


Building 01 3, Greenhouse Road 

(301) 314-CALL (2255) or (301) 314-^269 

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If vou are looking to stay fit and reduce stress, 

Campus Recreation Services 

^GKOj has the programs for you! Recre- 
ation facilities are located in both the Cam- 
pus Recreation Center and the North Gym 
on North Campus, as well as in the Armory 
and in Ritchie Coliseum next to Fraternity 
Row. These facilities remain open from early 
in the morning until late in the evening. 
Check out the website or stop by for more 
specific hours. 

Informal recreation facilities provide an 
atmosphere for students who prefer to exer- 
cise at their own leisure. 

Court sports: You can play basketball, bad- 
minton, handball, racquetball, squash, table 
tennis, volleyball, or wallyball in the Cam- 
pus Recreation Center or the Armory. 
Weight training/Fitness: The CRC, Ritchie 
Coliseum, and North Gym fitness centers 
and weight rooms house a variety of Cybex 
variable-resistance weight training ma- 
chines, free weights, and cardiovascular 
training equipment. 
Swimming: The indoor and outdoor campus 

pools are located in the CRC. 
Tennis: Lighted courts are available from early 

April through late October. 
Court Reservation and Equipment Check- 
out Services: Courts may be reserved for 
racquet sports. Equipment may be checked 
out in the CRC. 

Fitness Programs offer a variety of aero- 
bics and water exercise acdvities for students 
at aU fitness levels. Low impact, step, cardio- 
boxing, spinning, sport conditioning, and 
water aerobic sessions are offered throughout 
the week at different times and locations. You 
can purchase an Aerobic Express Card for $25 
to go to as many classes as you would like for 
the entire semester. 

Outdoor recreation is ideal for die Univer- 
sity of Maryland setting. VCTiether you enjoy 


mountain biking on a single-track, running 
rapids, or strolling along the river, the Out- 
door Recreation Center (ORC) has something 
for you! The ORC's trained staff will help 
you enjoy many different outdoor activities on 
3'our own, or as part of a planned outdoor rec- 
reation trip. The ORC also has an extensive 
resource center with hundreds of books, maps, 
and brochures for trip planning. In addition, 
the ORC has a large selection of outdoor equip- 
ment available for rental as well as a bike shop. 
A new climbing wall and adventure course 
were added in the spring of 2001 as well. 

6uestS are welcome at Campus Recreation 
facilities, as long as a currently enrolled stu- 
dent or CRS member sponsors the guest. A 
one-dav guest pass costs five dollars and can 
be used in any CRS faciUt}'. 

For information on playing intramural 

sports or club sports, as well as employ- 
ment opportunities with Campus Recreation 
Services, please refer to the section of this 
Guide entitied "Getting Involved." 

Campus Recreation Services 

Campus Recreation Center 

(301) 405-PL.\Y 

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OininO ^CPVICCS wouy Ukc to welcome you to the Universit}- of Maryland, 

will- re ilininq options on cnmpus are almost as diverse as vour own craving! 

The University of Maryland has one of the most unique college food services in 
the country. Our innovative meal plan and eye-catching dining rooms have at- 
tracted national attention. Many schools look to the University of Maryland at 
College Park as an example of "state of the art" campus dining. We have re- 
ceived many awards from professional organizations, peer institutions, and our 
customers. This year, students voting in the annual DIamondback header's Choice 
Awards chose Dining Services as the "Best Coffee Shop," "Best Restaurant for 
Fine Dining," "Runner Up, Best Bakery," and "Runner Up, Best Place to Take 
Your Parents." 

Everyday, we serwe over 10,000 meals to our faculty, staff, and student cus- 
tomers—from a simple cup of coffee to an elegant reception. Our guests can 
dine over 300 times in our dining rooms and never eat the same thing twice. 
Dining Serwices prides itself on using only high quality products that meet our 
guests' approval. The Campus Animal Sciences Department produces our award- 
winning ice cream, and all baked goods are prepared daily in our campus bakery. 

Dining Options 

The Meal Plans - The declining balance meal 
plan allows students to spend points the way 
they choose, rather than be allotted a certain 
number of meals per week. The plan, designed 
by Maryland students, allows variet)' and in- 
creased flexibility'. The Meal Plan Agreement 
is part of the Housing agreement. Students 
residing on-campus are required to participate 
in a meal plan and may choose between the 
Campus Point Plan or the Light or Plus Op- 

Commuter Dining Commuter students do 
not have to be (jn a meal plan to eat in the 
dining halls on campus. Dining halls, 
restaurants and eateries are located in all 
areas of campus and are open hours to fit 
anyone's dining schedule. All Dining 
Services' locations accept cash and most take 
credit cards. For a complete list of locations 
and descriptions, including hours of 
operation, menus and payment methods, 
please visit the website at 
ii'ii'ii'. dining, umd. edu . 


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Fees (1) 


Facilities Fee (2) 

Resident Points (3) 

Red Express (4) 

Campus Plan 

SI 364.00 



SI 82.00 

Light Option 

SI 264.00 




Plus Option 

SI 464.00 




1. These prices are tor the 2000-2001 school 
year and are subject to change. Prices for the 
2001-2002 school ^-ear may be accessed from 
the website {ipu'w. din after June 
15, 2001. 

2. The facilities fee is a charge mandated by 
the Universin,' to be set aside for construction, 
facilities renewal, and a fund to keep the build- 
ings structurally sound. 

3. The Resident Points are to be spent bv stu- 
dents in the South Campus Dining Hall, The 
Diner, North Woods, and Adele's Restaurant 
(for dinner). 

4. The Red Express option was designed to 
allow students more flexibilit}' with some of 
their points. Students may use the Red Express 
Points in the South Campus Dining Hall, The 
Diner, North Woods, and Adele's, as well as 
selected convenience stores and various din- 
ing locations on campus. 

Dining Services 

1150 South Campus Dining Hall 

Meal plan Questions: (301) 314-8068 

Nutrition Questions: (301) 314-8058 

General Questions: (301) 314-8602 

Fun Fact: 

More FBI agents have gradu- 
ated from Maryland than 
from any other institution of 
higher education. 

Terrapin Express, the latest advance 

in the University's quest to make campus life a 
little easier, is a prepaid debit account that can 
be used to purchase and pay for services at lo- 
cations all around campus. It is convenient, se- 
cure, and simple. 

Convenience: With Terrapin Express, you will 
ha\'e purchasing power all over campus with- 
out cash, checks or credit cards. Your Terrapin 
Express account will be encoded on the back 
of your student ID card. 

Secure: if your student ID card is lost or sto- 
len, the account can be frozen immediately just 
by calling the Terrapin Express Contract Of- 
fice. Plus, Terrapin Express is a prepaid debit 
card, so you will not be faced with a 
big bill to pav at the end of the 

Simple: \'ou may open a Terrapin Express ac- 
count with a minimum of S20.00. There is no 
fee for setting up the account. Money can be 
applied to the Terrapin Express account using 
check, cash, or VISA, MasterCard, American 
Express, Discover, or Diners Club card. 

It is easy to open a Terrapin Express 

account. Stop by the Terrapin Express Con- 
tract Office in South Campus Dining Hall. 
Your account will be activated instandy; there's 
no waiting for clearance before the first use. 
For your convenience, you may print out a 
Terrapin Express application at 
wuuv. dining, umd. edii. 

Once your account is opened, \'Ou can always 
add more money with cash, check, or charge 


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I Ik Stamp Student Union iias been 

undergoing some major construction lately! 
B.L.M.P AHMAD is the name of the project, 
which is intended to create a "Better Union 
tor More People." The long-term commitment 
is a L'nion that will continue to serve as the 
"living room" of the campus, with the ameni- 
ties that befit a facilit\- entering the new mil- 
lennium. Begun in June of 1999, the project is 
expected to last three years. 

In the Union, you can do many things! \'ou 
are likelv to attend many meetings or func- 
tions in the Union's multipurpose space, ^'ou 
can eat, see a movie in the Hoff Theater, or 
run errands from banking to mailing to shop- 
ping. You can even purchase tickets to a con- 
cert! Below we have listed a few of the many 
opportunities that are available to you in the 
L nion. 

Art and Learning Center 

Ground Floor 

(301) 314-ARTS 

www. union, umd. edu/arfcenter 

The Art and Learning (A-ntcr is a multipur- 
pose studio and classroom facility. The Cen- 
ter provides a wide variety of programs year- 
round, including approximately 30 non-credit 
courses each semester in areas such as pottery, 
photography, drawing, ballroom and swing 
dancing, yoga, and massage therapy. The pot- 
tery and photo labs are also open for indepen- 
dent student w^ork. Use of the facilities can be 
arranged on a studio rental, work exchange, 
or internship basis. The Art and Learning 

(Center hosts craft fairs and communitv ser- 
vice activities such as "paint-vour-own-pottery" 
every I-riday afternoon. It's a great place to 
develop your creativit)', learn a new skill, make 
new friends, or just relax and have fian! Also 
ask about our exciting student employment 

Chevy Chase Bank 
Ground Floor 
(301) 864-8722 

Chevy Chase Bank offers financial products 
and services, including the Che\'y Chase Stu- 
dent Banking Package. As a Che\^- Chase Bank 
Customer, you w^ill enjoy the convenience of 
ATMs all around campus- at the Union, South 
Campus Dining Hall, FJlicott HaU, Cole Field 
House, and Bvrd Stadium. The University of 
Marvland branch offers convenient lobby 
hours, three full service ATMs, safe deposit 
boxes, and Che\^ Chase VideoBanking Cen- 
ters that let you use video technology to open 
accounts and discuss all your banking needs, 
even when the branch is not open. 

Dining Establishments 
(301) 314-8068 

The Department ot Dining Services operates 
several restaurants and stores on the ground 
floor of the Union. These include Adele's, 
Boardwalk Fries, Boarshead Deli, The Coffee 
Bar, The Pizza Shop, Taco Bell Express, and 
the Union Shop. McDonald's and the Mary- 
land Food Co-op are also located in the Union. 
(For more information, see the section in this 
guide entided "Dining Services.") 

"[Always] say hello to someone you are sitting next to; 
you'd be surprised who that person will be tomorrow." 
Jason Monroe, Sophomore Education Major 

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University Book Center 
Basement Level 
(301) 3 14- BOOK 
www. ubc. umd. edu 

The University Book Center is your on-cam- 
pus store for textbooks, course materials, sup- 
plies, and Maryland insignia sportswear. In 
addition, the Book Center sells general books, 
greeting cards, gifts, class rings, and a full line 
of office supplies. 

Parents and Family Affairs Gallery 
First Floor 

Located off the main lobby of the Union, this 
gallery exhibits local, national, and interna- 
tional art. Exhibitions with open-house recep- 
tions occur monthly. Stop in and see what is 
there this week. 

Hoff Theater 
(301) 314-HOFF 

The newly renovated Hoff Theater is sched- 
uled to open sometime during the 2001-2002 
school year. It will show both blockbuster 
mo\'ies and sneak pre\aews Wednesday through 
Saturday nights. The Theater is temporarily 
located in the Biology-Psychology Building. 

Mail Boxes, Etc. 
Ground Floor 
(301) 314-9982 

Mail Boxes, Etc. provides stamps, postal ser- 
vices, fax ser\-ice, shipping (UPS, FedEx), no- 
tary service, self-service copy machines, key 

duplicating, rubber stamps, business cards, and 

Ticket Office 
Ground Floor 
(301) 314-TKTS 

The Ticket Office is a Ticketmaster Outlet. 
Tickets are available for concerts and plays at 
most area venues, and for sporting events such 
as die Wizards, Capitals, and Orioles. In ad- 
dition, the office sells Metrobus passes, 
Metrorail One Day Passes, MARC train dck- 
ets, discounted tickets for Kings Dominion and 
Six Flags America, and skiing at Ski Liberty 
and Roundtop. Tickets to New Jersey and 
New York are available weekly on Greyhound 
Trailwavs. And, if vou are in the market for 
one-dav campus parking meter passes, meter 
debit cards, and student advantage cards, the 
ticket office is one of the places where you can 
purchase them. 


Media Services 

Campus Photo Services, one 

of the best kept secrets on campus, is well 
worth knowing about. Campus Photo Services 
is available to meet every photographic need. 
Thev offer Kodak color processing and print- 
ing with same-day-service for E-6 color slide 

Other services include custom black & 
w hite processing and printing, color, black & 
white studio photography, instant passport and 
immigration photos, computer graphic and 
copy slides and prints, color slide duplication, 
and on location photography. Take advantage 
of the photo mounting and framing to give 
your photo a custom look. There are over 
100,000 photos of campus that can be used for 
reports, room decor, or gift giving. 

Campus Photo Services 

5201 Paint Branch Parkway 

Patapsco Building, Suite 1117 

(301) 405-0577 

Reprographic Services pnn ides 

a number of services including black & white 
and color copying, binding, folding, collating, 
drilling, padding, and lamination. Also avail- 
able are custom-made mouse pads, buttons, sta- 
tionary, and an economical fax serxnce. If you 
need resources for design and production, 
Design Services can create posters, newsletters, 
banners, brochures, buttons, business cards, 
flyers, advertisements, promotional materials, 
and logos. There are four convenient locations 
on campus including the Reckord Armory, 
Stamp Student Union, Patuxent Building, and 
Van Munching Hall. Hours of operation are 
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Reprographic Services 

(301) 405-4496 


"Study. Do not forget to study." 

Tom Vandevoordf, Sophomore Civil 

Engineering Major 

Maryland Media offers printing, 

scanning, and typesetting to the University 
community at reasonable prices. They can 
print your business cards, newspapers, wedding 
invitations, brochures, flyers, newsletters - prac- 
tically anything on paper! Maryland Media 
is located on the top floor of the South Cam- 
pus Dining Hall, across from the Diamond- 
mck newspaper. 


and Media 

3144 South C 

ampus Dining 





USPS Post Offices are found in trv^'O loca- 
tions relatively close to campus: 

Campus Mail Services assists 

the University community by meeting the 
mail needs in a timely and cost effective man- 
ner. Through the use of modern technology 
and equipment. Campus Mail Services pro- 
cesses all incoming and outgoing US Postal 
Service mail and on-campus mail. Campus 
Mail Services also processes all classes of do- 
mestic and international mail. 

Mail Services for on-campus residents 

helps to stay connected to friends 
and family. There is nothing like 
getting a care 
package delivered. If you 
have specific questions 
about your mailing ad- 
dress, ask people at the 
Service Desk in your 
residence hall or in the 
area residential office. 
The staff there can an- 
swer all of your mailing 

Sending a letter across campus does 

not require a stamp. lust drop it in the "on- 
campus mailbox" located in your residence 
hall or at the Stamp Smdent Union Informa- 
tion Desk. Be sure that you do not put cam- 
pus mail in the standard USPS mailboxes or 
it will be delayed getting to its destination. 

Stamps can be purchased on-campus at Mail 
Boxes, Etc., from the postage machine on the 
ground floor of the Union, or from several 
of the ATMs on campus. The Campus Mail 
Facility', located across Route 1 from 
Founders Gate, also sells stamps. 

USPS mailboxes can be found in three lo- 
cations on campus: The Stamp Student 
Union, your residence hall or the Main Ad- 
ministration Building. 


4815 Calvert Road 

College Park, Maryland 

(301) 699-8845 

9591 Baltimore Avenue 

College Park, Maryland 

(301) 345-1714 

Notable Maryland Alumni: 

Jason Krovits - '89 Actor "The 

Tony and Ben Scotti - '61 <& '59 TV 
Producers "Boy watch" 

Leo Van Munching - '50 Importer 
Van Munching and Company 

George Weise - '71 Director US 
Customs Service 

Diane WIest - '69 Film Aciress 
"Bullets Ower Broadway" 

Connie Chung - '69 TV Journalist 

Len Elmore - '78 Former NBA 

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Community Service s an excel 

lent way to give back to \our communit}' wliile 
enhancing your education. Service allows vou 
to explore social issues, develop job skills, ap- 
ply classroom knowledge, and have fun 
through helping others. The Communit}- Ser- 
vice Programs Office can help you explore 
ways to get involved in service. 

Community Service Programs has in- 
formation and resources about service 
opportunities on-campus and in the Alarv- 
land/DC/\'^irginia metro area. They also main- 
tain a database with over 800 agencies and or- 
ganizations looking for volunteers. 

Opportunities range from one-time service 

projects to on-going communir\- involvement. 
In addition, they publish a monthly newslet- 
ter, TerpServe, and maintain UM Serves, a com- 
puter listserv. They also host service fairs twice 
a year, which bring 50 to 60 agencies to cam- 
pus to help you find volunteer oppormnities. 

Community Service Programs also rec- 
ognize students. Each year, an award is 
presented to an individual student for his or 
her commitment to community service and 
leadership. Please call or stop by the office to 
find out how you can get involved. 

Commuter x'Yffairs and Communit\' Ser'^ice 

1195 Stamp Student Union 

(301) 314-CARE 


Fun Fact: 

Maryland's student newspa- 
per, ''The Oiamondback" , is 
the third most read college 
paper in the US. 

The Student Government 
Association (SGA) is a body of 

elected students who serve as an umbrella or- 
ganization for all student groups at the Uni- 
versit}'. The SGA is also responsible for voic- 
ing student interests and rights before the cam- 
pus administration, the Universit\''s Board of 
Regents, and the Maryland State Legislature. 
In addition, SGA aUocates the student acti\n- 
ties fee to recognized student groups and over- 
sees campus services such as Student Entertain- 
ment Events, Saident Legal Aid, and the STAR 

To get involved with SGA, visit the website 

to learn who vour college or community' rep- 
resentative is. Speaking with that person will 
help you learn how to get involved in running 
for an elected office or ser\-ing as an unelected 
committee member. You can also stop by the 
weekly meeting in the Union to talk with the 
current members. 

Student Cjovcrnment Association 

3rd Floor, Stamp Student I'nion 

(301) 314-8329 


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Student Entertainment 

Events (SEE) is one of the largest 
student run eiiiertainment programming 
boards in the nation. SHE plans both small- 
scale and large-scale concerts, lectures, comedv, 
and cultural events to entertain and educate 
the University of Maryland community. Re- 
cent events included performances by Jon 
Stewart, Bill Maher, Maya Angelou, Sugar Rzy, 
and Bob Dylan. Each spring, SEE sponsors 
Art Attack, an all-day festival featuring a con- 
cert at night and various events 
during the dav. 

Get involved! 

There are a \ arict\ 
of positions avail- 
able from choosing 
the entertainment 
to promoting it. 
Students even help 
with security and 
audio/\nsual aspects 
during the shows. 
SEE was awarded 
best student organi- 
zation by the stu- 
dent newspaper. Tcj 
learn more, go to a 
SEE event, or give 
them a call. 

Student Entertainment Events 

1135 Stamp Student Union 

(301) 314-8498 

University Theatre offers a vari 

ety ()t productions each year in the Ina and 
jack Kay Theatre and the Studio Theatre in 
the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 
There are also student productions in the 
Theatre Laboratf)rv in the Center. 

If you want to act, auditions for 

University Theatre productions, announced 
on campus bulletin boards, are open to all stu- 
dents. If you would like to work backstage, op- 
portunities always exist for interested students. 

If you want to 

watch, UKjder 
ately priced stu- 
dent tickets are 
available at the 
(Clarice Smith Per- 
forming Arts Cen- 
ter Ticket Office 
by calling (301) 

To get more in- 
formation about 
University The- 
atre auditions and 
subscribe to the 
Universit}' Theatre 
listserv. To sign-up, send e-mail to 
listsen'(Q),umdd. In the body of the e- 
mail, type: Subscribe UMDTHET <vour 
name>. Leave the subject line blank and do 
not attach a signature. 

Fun Fact: 

Maryland's Mall is the long- 
est in the nation, beating the 
University of Virginia by 
three inches! 

Theatre Department 

?809 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

(301) 405-6676 



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Gr^&k Life refers to the Greek letter 
societies that make up the fraternit}' and so- 
rorit)' communities. There are 48 fraternities 
and sororities at Maryland, with an approxi- 
mate membership of 3,000 students. Fraterni- 
ties (for men) and sororides (for women) are 
designed to promote scholarship, leadership, 
friendship, and communit}' service. 

The official process to join a Greek organiza- 
don is held at the beginning of ever\- semester. 
To learn more about how to get involved in 
Greek Life, or for a complete list of the frater- 
nities and sororities on campus, visit the Of- 
fice of Campus Programs in the Union. 

Office of Campus Programs 

(OCP) wants you want to get the most from 
your college experience If you are looking to 
get involved, go to the Office of Campus Pro- 
grams (OCP), room 2194 of the Stamp Student 
Union. Currentiv the Universit}^ of Maryland 
has over 300 groups that represent the wide 
range of interests of our smdents. By starting, 
or joining an organization, you are taking the 
first step that will not only bring satisfaction 
to your Universit\' life, but will also go a long 
way in impacting your life's journey. 

How do I get involved? The easiest way, and the 
way most students start, is by being a spectator. 
W'Tiether attending a basketbaU game, a movie, lec- 
tures, concerts, or a multitude of other opportuni- 
ties, vou will begin to be linked to other students in 
a way not provided through the classroom. An- 
other track to involvement comes through the de- 
cision to be a part of a group. You can make 
contact through the Office of Campus Programs 
or go to If 
you become a consistent spectator, group mem- 
ber or leader, you will expand your knowledge 
while you are cultivating friendships. 

There are also several annual events that you can 
look to for oppormnities to get involved. The 
New Student Welcome and picnic showcases sm- 
dent leaders talking about the academic traditions 
of the campus and numerous opportunities be- 
fore you. Events like tiie First Look Fair give 
you the chance to speak with representatives from 
the existing student groups and find out what it is 
that they do. The All Niter, is die Stamp Student 
Union's open house. Homecoming and Take An- 
other Look Fair (second semester) are also op- 
portunities for involvement. 

Another tradition at the Universit}' of Mary- 
land is Weekends at Maryland. This program 
was started several years ago specifically for stu- 
dents who choose to make the most of college 
life on the weekends. Each weekend, there are 
twent}'-five to thirt}' activities are planned and 
advertised to students. 

Maryland students can also find involvement 
opportunities that develop leadership skills 
through the programs offered by the Maryland 
Leadership Development Program. This pro- 
gram provides leadership development to inter- 
ested students and student groups through 
workshops, consultations, demonstrations and 
aU-campus retreats. You may be interested in 
the program for first year students. Call (301) 314- 
7164 for more information. 

We at the Office of Campus Programs welcome 
you and hope that you make the most of your 
college years. Your contribution to the Uni- 
versit}- of Maryland wiU not only be measured 
by what you learn but also by what you can 

share with others through your involvements. 

Office of Campus Programs 

2194 Stamp Student Union 

(301) 314-3375 


Athletics at Maryland 

Playing Sports 

sports Clubs arc stiKlciit organizations spon- 
sortxi In ( .iinpus Recreation Services ((^RS). 
There are more tlian 35 of these clubs that of- 
fer instruction, competition, practice, social- 
izing, and leadership opportunities for all skill- 

Watching Sports 

It \c)u enjoy watching first-class college athlet- 
ics, you have come to the right place. The 
University of Maryland is a member of the 
highly touted Atlantic Coast Conference 
(ACC) and fields varsity teams in baseball, 
basketball, cross country/track, field hockey, 

football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, soft- 
Intramural Sports are great if vou are look- ball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wres- 
ing to play team sports or participate in indi- tling. 

vidual and dual sporting tournaments. Intra- 
mural sports offer students scheduled, struc- 
tured activities that are open to men and 
women from the entire campus, including fac- 
ulty and staff (^RS offers more than 30 intra- 

Attending events at Maryland is easy. All 
tull-tinie undergraduates pay an athletic fee 
which is good tor admission to home regular 
season athledc events. I'or sports other than 

mural sports each year, including basketball, football and men's basketball, students are ad- 

football, Softball, and soccer. In addition, (]RS 
hosts tournaments and special events such as 
swimming, sports tri\ia, and racquetball. Par- 
ticipants do not need to be pros — you can se- 
lect your own level of competition. 

Employment opportunities abound at CRS! 

mitted by showing their student ID. 

For men's basketball and football tick- 
ets, look for "Pick Up Schedules" which List 
ticket distribudon times published in The Dia- 
mondback and available in Cole Field House. 
Tickets for football games can be picked up at 

They employ over 800 students each year. \'ou Booth 3 on game day in Byrd Stadium and 
could hold a variety of positions, including during the week at Cole Field House. Men's 

intramural sport official, lifeguard, outdoor 
trip leader, personal trainer, or facility staff 
Contact the CRS for more information. 







basketball tickets are distributed in the West 
Lobby of Cole Field House. Presentadon of a 
University ID with appropriate game ticket 
will get you into men's basketball and football 

If Golf is your game, the University op- 
erates an 18-hole, par 71 golf course west of 
Byrd Stadium. Nominal green fees are charged 
for Mar\'land students, staff, and faculrw For 
more informadon call (301) 403-4299 

Intercollegiate Athletics 

Cole Field House 


314-7070 Ticket Information 


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The SHOW Program 
(Students Helping, Ori- 
enting and Welcoming), 

sponsored each summer by Commuter Affairs 
and Community Service, is designed to assist 
incoming commuter students in making a 
smooth and successful transition to the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. New students are paired 
with more experienced commuter students 
who help them learn the ropes and make them 
feel welcome at the University. Members of 
the Commuter Leadership Team serve as big 
brothers and sisters and as mentors to new stu- 
dents, providing them with an "insider's \dew" 
of the University of Maryland. 

Big brothers and sisters are asked to meet with 
their "littles" over the summer and during the 
first few weeks of school. 

The Commuter Leadership Team members 
also maintain contact with their "littles" over 
the fall semester, pardcularly at midterm and 
finals times. 

In order to appropriately match students, there 
is an application process. To sign up for the 
SHOW Program, you c^n fill out an applica- 
tion at our "Life as a Commuter Student" ses- 
sion at orientation or drop by the office in the 
Stamp Student Union. 

Students Helping, Orienting, and Welcoming 

1195 Stamp Student Union 

(301) 314-7250 


"Procrastination, not professors, 
is your worst enemy!" 

Muturi Muigai 
Freshman Biology Major 

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lege Park is an entirely student - 

run radio station that offers the College Park 
area what no other station in the DC metro- 
politan area can: creative programming. While 
most stations play the same set of songs over 
and over, WMUC provides its listeners with a 
wide variety' of songs in almost every genre 
imaginable. Unlike other stations that play 
rap or rock all the time, WMUC's musical of- 
ferings change every few hours. VCTVIUC also 
broadcasts live music and live sporting events, 
has several public affairs shows, and provides 
local and national news. 

To find out what is playing when or to 

listen to WMUC using RealAudio 7, go to To make requests, dial 
(301) 314-8800, or simply 4-8800 from any cam- 
pus phone. Any smdents interested in getting 
involved with WMUC can visit the station, 
located above South Campus Dining Hall in 
room 3130. 

WMUC FM 88.1 

3130 South Campus Dining Hall 

(301) 314-8800 


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Religious Centers 

Baptist Student Ministry 

2120 Memorial Chapel 

(301) 405-8443 

www. inform, umd. edit/ StiidentOrg/ bsm 

Black Ministries Program 

1112 Memorial Chapel 
(301) 405-8445 

Christian Science 

2118 Memorial (Chapel 
(301) 474-0403 
rsnyder@wam. umd. edti 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day 

Saints (Mormon) 

L.D.S. Institute of Religion 

7601 Mowatt Lane 

CoUege Park, MD 20742 

(301) 422-^5^0 

Eastern Orthodox 

Sts. Constantine and Helen 
2747 Riva Rd. 
Annapolis, MD 21401 
(301) 261-8218 


2116 Memorial Chapel 

(301) 405-8453 

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Greek Orthodox 

Sts. Constantine and Helen 
4 Constitution Ave. 
AnnapoUs, MD 21041 
(301) 261-2104, (301) 891-2071 
pJenkins58(Q),hotmail. com 


2112 Memorial Chapel 

(301) 314-8008, r301) 236-0564 

Jewish (Chabad) 

7403 Hopkins Ave. 
CoUege Park, MD 20742 
(301) 277-2994 
www. wam. I ~ chabad 

Jewish (Hillel) 

The Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Hillel 

Center for Jewish Life 

7612 Mowatt Lane 

College Park, MD 20742 

(301) 422-6200 


21U3 Memorial Chapel 

(301) 405-8448 

nun. wam. I ~ lutheran 


16013 Malcolm Dr. 
Laurel, MD 20707 
(301) 537-3681 

Roman Catholic 

Cathohc Student Community Center 

4141 GuUford Dr. 

CoUege Park, AflD 20742 

(301) 864-6223 



Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church 
3215 Powder Mill Rd. 
Adelphi, MD 
(301) 937-3666 


United Campus Ministry 

2101 Memorial Chapel 
(301) 405-8450 
ulmer@ wam. umd. edu 

United Methodist 

2102 Memorial Chapel 
(301) 405-8451 


3621 Campus Drive 
(301) 422-1400 
kim@chapel-52. umd. edu 

College Park and Beyond 

The City of College Park stretches from 

nortii of tiie Bell^vay to several miles south of 
the University'. With Route 1 as the main cor- 
ridor, CoUege Park offers numerous opportu- 
nities for dining, entertainment, services, and 
shopping. Downtown College Park, just east 
of the University, caters primarily to the col- 
lege crowd with restaurants, nightspots, and 
shops geared for smdents. Movie theaters, gro- 
cery stores, and shopping mails are located in 
adjacent cities such as Greenbelt, HyattsvUle, 
Beltsville, and Adelphi. Shuttle-UM and 
Metrobus connect all of these locations to die 
University. For information about Shuttle- 
UM please see the Campus Essentials section 
of this guide. 

Baltimore, one of the nation's eastern sea- 
ports, has quite a history. Founded in 1729, 
Baltimore is the birthplace of the Star Spangled 
Banner, home to the nations oldest cathedral, 
and starting point for the country's first rail- 
road. The city's continuing urban renewal 
program is one of the nation's most success- 
ful, resulting in a recent and remarkable re- 
naissance. Baltimore's Inner Harbor now gUs- 
tens with elegant do\^ntown malls, quaint 
shops, a superb aquarium, and dozens of res- 
taurants. The Baltimore Orioles play great 
major league baseball at nearby Camden Yards. 
The 2000 National Football League Super 
Bowl Champs, the Baltimore Ravens, also play 
in the Inner Harbor area. Fells Point, a rustic 
old shipping port, is within walking distance 
of the Inner Harbor and is full of eateries, 
shops, and nightUfe. 

Visiting Baltimore is easy using the MARC 
commuter train (adjacent to the Metro station), 
just take the Camden Line to Baltimore's In- 
ner Harbor-Camden Yards. From the New 
CarroUton Metro Station (accessible on the 
Shuttie-UM), you can take the Penn Line to 
the B\X1 Airport and Baltimore's Penn Station. 

Capital of the nation, Washington. D.C., 

is home to countless federal offices, national 
organizations, and monuments. With a popu- 
lation of nearly 4 milhon, Washington, D.C. 
is truly a cit\- "magnificent enough to grace a 
great nation." Among tiie population are dip- 
lomats, students, and immigrants who give the 
cit}^ a diversity^ that rivals New York Cit}'. 

Some points of interest in Washington, D.C. 

Arhngton National Cemetery 

Basilica of the National Shrine 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpmre Garden* 

Islamic Center 

Jefferson Memorial 

Korean War Veterans Memorial 

Library of Congress 

Lincoln Memorial 

National Air & Space Museum* 

National Gallery of Art 

National Geographic Society 

National Museum of African Art* 

National Museum of American Art* 

National Museum of American History* 

National Museum of Natural History* 

National Museum of Women in the Arts 

National Portrait Gallery* 

National Zoo* 

Smithsonian Castle* 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial 

Union Station 

L^.S. Capitol Building 

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 

U.S. Supreme Court 

Washington Monument 

Washington National Cathedral 

White House 

*part of the Smithsonian Instittition 

Getting to D.C. by car is a simple way to get 
to downtown Washington. Route 1 South turns 
into Rhode Island Avenue, which takes you to 
the heart of the cit^•. 


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Gettinfj into Washin{>;ton, D.C. is easy via 
public transportation. Irom the (College 
Park-University of Maryland (METRO) 
Mctrorail station, you can efficiently and in- 
expensively travel throughout the Washing- 
ton, D.C. area. METRO trains run every 5 
to 20 minutes. Buses and ta.vis are available 
to get from MRTRO station to other parts 
of the district. 
The Washington D.C. Metrorail system runs: 

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 AM - 12:00 AM 

Friday: 5:30 AM - 2:00 AM 

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM 

Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM 

(This schedule is subject 

to change without notice) 

Shuttle-UM provides service between the 
Stamp Student Union and the College Park 
Metro Station approximately ever}' 20 min- 
utes. This shuttie bus runs: 

Monday-Friday: 6:45 AM - 8:00 PM 
Sunday-Samrday: 8:00 PM - 1:30 AM 
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
(This schedule is subject 
to change without notice) 

"Don't worry about the size of 
campus. It's really not as confus- 
ing as it seems when you first get 
here. Just take it day by day and 
before long you'll know the entire 
campus like the back of your 

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Engineering Major 



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